Quidel Corporation Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Published: Apr 24, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - April 23, 2013) - Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL), a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

First Quarter 2013 Highlights:

  • Increased total revenues by 63% to $62.0 million from $38.0 million in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Reported EPS of $0.36 per diluted share compared to $0.00 in the first quarter of last year.
  • Received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Quidel Molecular Direct C. difficile Assay for use on three (3) thermocycling platforms.
  • Received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for Quidel Molecular RSV+hMPV Assay.
  • Received Moderate Complexity CLIA designation from the FDA for the recently 510(k)-cleared AmpliVue C. difficile Assay.
  • Received CE Mark for Quidel Molecular Direct HSV 1+2/VZV Assay.

First Quarter 2013 Results

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $62.0 million as compared to $38.0 million in the first quarter of 2012. The increase in revenues was driven by greater sales of infectious disease products due to a stronger influenza and respiratory disease season, as compared to the first quarter of 2012.

Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $12.4 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to $0.05 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding amortization of intangibles and stock compensation expense, net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $17.0 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to $3.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the same period in 2012.

"This year's influenza season, which began earlier in the previous period, continued well into the first quarter. Demand for our respiratory products, including QuickVue, Sofia, Quidel Molecular and Diagnostic Hybrids, remained elevated through much of February until the percentage of patient visits attributable to influenza-like illness(ILI) fell as the epidemic ebbed," said Douglas Bryant, president and CEO of Quidel Corporation. "In addition to strong financial performance in the quarter, we continued to execute our product development strategy, and are poised to launch an increasing number of new products in 2013."

Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company is providing non-GAAP financial information to exclude the effect of stock-based compensation and amortization of intangibles on earnings and net earnings per share as a supplement to its consolidated financial statements, which are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S., or GAAP.

Management is providing the adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share information for the periods presented because it believes this enhances the comparison of the Company's financial performance from period-to-period, and to that of its competitors. This press release is not meant to be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures is included in this press release as part of the attached financial tables.

Conference Call Information

Quidel management will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter results as well as other business matters today beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). During the conference call, management may answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends. Quidel's responses to these questions, as well as other matters discussed during the conference call, may contain or constitute material information that has not been previously disclosed.

To participate in the live call by telephone from the U.S., dial 866-515-2913, or from outside the U.S. dial 617-399-5127, and enter the pass code 64054813.

A live webcast of the call can be accessed at http://www.quidel.com, and the Web site replay will be available for 14 days. The telephone replay will be available for 48 hours beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:00 p.m. Pacific Time) on April 23 by dialing 888-286-8010 from the U.S., or 617-801-6888 for international callers, and entering pass code 61483202.

About Quidel Corporation

Quidel Corporation serves to enhance the health and well being of people around the globe through the development of diagnostic solutions that can lead to improved patient outcomes and provide economic benefits to the healthcare system. Marketed under the QuickVue®, D3® Direct Detection and Thyretain® leading brand names, as well as under the new Sofia® and AmpliVue® brands, Quidel's products aid in the detection and diagnosis of many critical diseases and conditions, including, among others, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, Strep A, herpes, pregnancy, thyroid disease and fecal occult blood. Quidel's research and development engine is also developing a continuum of diagnostic solutions from advanced lateral-flow and direct fluorescent antibody to molecular diagnostic tests to further improve the quality of healthcare in physicians' offices and hospital and reference laboratories. For more information about Quidel's comprehensive product portfolio, visit www.quidel.com and Diagnostic Hybrids at www.dhiusa.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws that involve material risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Many possible events or factors could affect our future financial results and performance, such that our actual results and performance may differ materially from those that may be described or implied in the forward-looking statements. As such, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Differences in actual results and performance may arise as a result of a number of factors including, without limitation, fluctuations in our operating results resulting from seasonality; the timing of the onset, length and severity of cold and flu seasons; government and media attention focused on influenza and the related potential impact on humans from novel influenza viruses; adverse changes in competitive conditions in domestic and international markets; the reimbursement system currently in place and future changes to that system; changes in economic conditions in our domestic and international markets; changes in sales levels as it relates to the absorption of our fixed costs; lower than anticipated market penetration of our products; the quantity of our product in our distributors' inventory or distribution channels and changes in the buying patterns of our distributors; our development of new technologies, products and markets; our development and protection of intellectual property; our reliance on a limited number of key distributors; our reliance on sales of our influenza diagnostics tests; our ability to manage our growth strategy, including our ability to integrate companies or technologies we have acquired or may acquire; intellectual property risks, including but not limited to, infringement litigation; limitations and covenants in our senior credit facility; that we may incur significant additional indebtedness; our need for additional funds to finance our operating needs; volatility and disruption in the global capital and credit markets; acceptance of our products among physicians and other healthcare providers; competition with other providers of POC diagnostic products; changes in government policies; adverse actions or delays in product reviews by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA"); compliance with other government regulations, such as safe working conditions, manufacturing practices, environmental protection, fire hazard and disposal of hazardous substances; third-party reimbursement policies; our ability to meet demand for our products; interruptions in our supply of raw materials; product defects; business risks not covered by insurance; the loss of key personnel; international risks, including but not limited to, compliance with product registration requirements, exposure to currency exchange fluctuations, longer payment cycles, lower selling prices and greater difficulty in collecting accounts receivable, reduced protection of intellectual property rights, political and economic instability, taxes, and diversion of lower priced international products into US markets; our failure to maintain adequate internal control over financial reporting; volatility in our stock price; dilution resulting from future sales of our equity; and provisions in our charter documents and Delaware law that might delay stockholder actions with respect to business combinations or the election of directors. Forward-looking statements typically are identified by the use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "might," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. The risks described under "Risk Factors" in reports and registration statements that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from time to time should be carefully considered. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the results of any revision or update of the forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

                             QUIDEL CORPORATION                             
                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME                      
              (In thousands, except per share data; unaudited)              
                                                     Three months ended     
                                                          March 31,         
                                                     2013          2012     
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
Total revenues                                   $     61,995  $     37,960 
Cost of sales (excludes amortization of                                     
 intangible assets from acquired businesses and                             
 technology)                                           19,547        14,808 
Research and development                                7,524         8,504 
Sales and marketing                                     8,442         6,536 
General and administrative                              7,529         5,924 
Amortization of intangible assets from acquired                             
 businesses and technology                              1,764         1,718 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
Total costs and expenses                               44,806        37,490 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
Operating income                                       17,189           470 
Interest expense                                         (204)         (407)
Interest income                                             6            18 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
Total other expense                                      (198)         (389)
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
Income before taxes                                    16,991            81 
Provision for income taxes                              4,624            30 
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
Net income                                       $     12,367  $         51 
                                                 ============  ============ 
Basic earnings per share                         $       0.37  $       0.00 
Diluted earnings per share                       $       0.36  $       0.00 
Weighted shares used in basic per share                                     
 calculation                                           33,501        32,997 
Weighted shares used in diluted per share                                   
 calculation                                           34,575        33,504 
Gross profit as a % of total revenues                      68%           61%
Research and development as a % of total                                    
 revenues                                                  12%           22%
Sales and marketing as a % of total revenues               14%           17%
General and administrative as a % of total                                  
 revenues                                                  12%           16%
Condensed balance sheet data (in thousands):        3/31/13      12/31/12   
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash       $     45,898  $     17,012 
Accounts receivables                                   14,108        32,570 
Inventory                                              20,722        15,496 
Total assets                                          257,076       242,099 
Long term debt                                          5,462        10,567 
Stockholders' equity                                  218,419       199,780 
                             QUIDEL CORPORATION                             
              Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information              
                   (In thousands, except per share data)                    
                                                     Three months ended     
                                                          March 31,         
                                                     2013          2012     
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
Net income - GAAP                                $     12,367  $         51 
Add: Non-cash stock compensation expense                2,141         1,863 
    Amortization of intangibles                         4,974         3,800 
    Income tax impact of 2012 research and                                  
     development tax credit                              (510)            - 
    Income tax impact of non-cash stock                                     
     compensation expense and amortization of                               
     intangibles                                       (1,935)       (1,992)
                                                 ------------  ------------ 
Adjusted net income                              $     17,037  $      3,722 
                                                 ============  ============ 
Basic earnings per share:                                                   
  Adjusted net earnings                          $       0.51  $       0.11 
  Net earnings - GAAP                            $       0.37  $       0.00 
Diluted earnings per share:                                                 
  Adjusted net earnings                          $       0.49  $       0.11 
  Net earnings - GAAP                            $       0.36  $       0.00 

Quidel Contact:
Quidel Corporation
Randy Steward
Chief Financial Officer
(858) 552-7931

Media and Investors Contact:
Quidel Corporation
Ruben Argueta
(858) 646-8023
Email Contact

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